| 10.08,19. 01:09 PM |
Victorian boy still critical after tree falls, killing woman
A three-year-old boy is still fighting for life after being airlifted to the Royal Children's Hospital. (9News)
A boy is still fighting for life after a woman was killed and two others were injured when a tree was blown over onto a car in Victoria's Yarra Ranges.
The four-year-old suffered serious head injuries and remains in a critical at the Royal Children's Hospital a day after the 30m gum tree succumbed to powerful winds on Maroondah Highway at Fernshaw about 9.40am yesterday.
All four passengers were trapped inside the mangled wreck of the car on the Black Spur, a popular winter route to the Victorian ski resort of Mt Buller.
A woman travelling in the front passenger seat died at the scene, while the male driver was critically injured.
He was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital where he has since stabilised.
A five-year-old escaped with minor injuries and was also taken to the Royal Children's Hospital.
The freak accident marks the first death of a bitter polar blast that's battering the south-east of Australia.